2019 CW Power 100: AE-Arma Elektropanç's Burak Kızılhan at #43

Sub-contractor and MEP specialist firm has worked on a number of notable projects, including Abu Dhabi Marina City

Burak Kızılhan, AE Arma-Elektropanç.
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Burak Kızılhan, AE Arma-Elektropanç.

Dubai-based Burak Kızılhan has been chief executive officer, and a member of the board, at Turkish sub-contractor AE Arma-Elektropanç for the past six years. He has led the firm on a number of notable projects, including Abu Dhabi Marina City and, in Dubai, Wasl District – a large-scale development featuring a souk, residences, offices, a hotel, and a museum.

The passenger terminal building for Al Maktoum International Airport's expansion, and the Dubai Hills Mall, are two developments that the firm is currently working on.

Kızılhan says most disputes arise from non- or late-payment, adding that the firm is “collaborating with both main contractors and designers” as much as possible to ensure project deadlines are met.

The company has worked on several high-profile projects in the UAE, including Legoland Dubai’s Packages 2 and 3, Riverland Dubai, the University of Dubai, and the Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences in Abu Dhabi.

In the financial year ending 31 December 2018, the company recorded revenue of $267m. 

Kızılhan tells Construction Week that the single biggest challenge that the company will face in the next 12 months will be the “tough competition” in the region.

Check out the 2019 Construction Week Power 100 magazine issue here.

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